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The Powerpoint over Optometry


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The Powerpoint over Optometry

  1. 1. The Rewarding Career of Optometry Presented to You and Created By: Julia Davis & Ashley Hudnall
  2. 2. <ul><li>Attend a 4 year college (taking a ton of Science) </li></ul><ul><li>Take & Pass the OAT </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a Grad School when You Pass </li></ul><ul><li>Attend the accredited school for 4 years </li></ul><ul><li>Receive your O.D. </li></ul>Acquiring Licensure
  3. 3. <ul><li>Science classes you would encounter: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Organic Chemistry </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>General Physics (with labs) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>General Biology (with labs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>General Chemistry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biochemistry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microbiology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neuro-Optometry </li></ul></ul>And there is much more to come. Overwhelmed yet?
  4. 4. <ul><li>The OAT is about five hours long consisting of: </li></ul><ul><li>Biology, General Chemistry, Reading Comprehension, Physics and Quantitative Reasoning. </li></ul>There are only 17 schools of optometry in the U.S. The Southern College of Optometry, in Memphis, is the closest school to Arkansas (shown below).
  5. 5. <ul><li>Self-employed averaged $150,000 per year </li></ul><ul><li>Employed at an established practice averaged between $84,000-$150,000 per year </li></ul>Results may vary Hard Work= Vast Weath? ...I Would Say So!
  6. 6. <ul><li>Optometrist are educated on much more than just the eye </li></ul><ul><li>Optometric studies are strenuous and require complete devotion </li></ul><ul><li>The eye can identify other health problems (precisely why Optometrists must know much about the body) </li></ul><ul><li>Optometry Admission is </li></ul><ul><li>EXTREMELY competitive! </li></ul>There is More Than Meets the Eye Digital retinal imaging, picture of the interior of an eyeball!
  7. 7. <ul><li>Clean, well-lighted, and comfortable office </li></ul><ul><li>Work approximately 40 hours a week </li></ul><ul><li>Many work on call. </li></ul>How and Where They Work
  8. 8. <ul><li>Optometrists Can prescribe medications (they are Doctors) </li></ul><ul><li>May Work in solo practice or with a partner </li></ul>Other Perks
  9. 9. <ul><li>With aging comes more doctor visits </li></ul><ul><li>A higher frequency of diabetes and hypertension will demand more jobs, because these ailments usually affect the eyesight. </li></ul>Job Outlook <ul><li>Projected to grow 11% between 2006 and 2016, due to vision care importance awareness </li></ul><ul><li>With increasing eye care there should be an increasing need for health insurance policies </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Job opportunities should be very good </li></ul><ul><ul><li>as result of retiring and renouncing Optometrists </li></ul></ul><ul><li>There is a limited number of students who can receive an O.D. </li></ul>Job Prospects
  11. 11. <ul><li>People skills </li></ul><ul><li>Professionalism </li></ul><ul><li>Business skills </li></ul><ul><li>Hard work and passion </li></ul><ul><li>Communication skills </li></ul>What you Need
  12. 12. <ul><li>Laser surgery may partially reduce the need for Optometrists </li></ul><ul><li>Optometrists will be needed to provide pre and post-operative care for patients. </li></ul>Patient Care
  13. 13. <ul><li>Optometrists identify the patients’ needs and problems </li></ul><ul><li>They always try to steer clear of surgery </li></ul><ul><li>Do NOT confuse with Ophthalmologists </li></ul><ul><li>Optometrists diagnose and prescribe, they do not operate on the eye. </li></ul>More Facts
  14. 14. Optometrist Ophthalmologist
  15. 15. Remeber How Important and Hard-Working Optometrists are, because...
  16. 16. The Eye Is a Terrible Thing to Waste
  17. 17. Julia Davis Ashley Hudnall James Hertzog Doctor of Optometry People Who Contributed
  18. 18. <ul><li>Julia Davis (information stored in brain from previous knowledge) </li></ul><ul><li>Ashley Hudnall </li></ul><ul><li>James Hertzog Doctor of Optometry </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Terry Assigned Project </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Due Friday March 6, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Career Research Project for Physics </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you for you time </li></ul>